Cancer Survivors, Caregivers Invited to Free ‘Power to Heal’ Workshops in Austin



AUSTIN, Texas – (Dec. 11, 2014) – Cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to sign up for a series of four classes on “The Power to Heal” that will be held on Wednesdays in January at Seton Medical Center Austin. The workshops are free of charge and open to anyone who has been touched by cancer, either as a patient or caregiver.

A morning workshop will be held from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. and an evening workshop will occur from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. in the Seton Breast Care Center Multi-Purpose Room. The workshop series will meet, starting Jan. 7 and conclude on Jan. 28.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Class 1 (Jan. 7): Recognizing the New Normal. Life with cancer can challenge patients and caregivers to find a “normal” in the midst of treatment schedules, procedures, symptoms and side effects. Previous patterns of daily life are not only disrupted, but completely changed. How can you recognize a “new normal” and establish patterns flexible enough to adjust to changes but stable enough to be manageable?
  • Class 2 (Jan. 14): Coping with Courage Emotionally and Spiritually. We are not always given – or give ourselves – space to handle emotional challenges. How we listen to ourselves and others, and whether or not we do so in depth, can make a difference in coping and finding meaning that leads to living life fully.
  • Class 3 (Jan. 21): Utilizing Contemplative Practices for Wellbeing. Learning to cultivate spiritual/contemplative practices can replenish patients and caregivers by facilitating one’s ability to be still. Through such stillness, you can experience serenity that can come from feeling centered and mindful of the present moment.
  • Class 4 (Jan. 28): Living Well: Body, Mind and Soul. Taking and maintaining a holistic approach to wellness can be especially difficult. This workshop will make connections and offer new insights to inspire a continuation on a journey of healing.

To register, contact Lorie Thibodeaux at the Seton Breast Care Center at (512) 324-1025 ext.10262 or via email at For more information, go to: